A former Brownwood school district employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft by a public servant in connection with the theft of 10 laptop computers and was placed on 10 years deferred adjudication.
District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain negotiated between defense attorney Tommy Adams and the district attorney’s office and sentenced Gladys Bryant, 56, to the probated punishment.
Ellis also imposed a $2,000 fine and ordered payment of $1,055 to the Brownwood school district in restitution as part of the plea deal.
Police recovered nine of the stolen computers from two residences after the December 2017 theft.
Bryant, who worked at the school district’s central office as a receptionist and food service assistant, was terminated in February in connection with the theft, district officials said earlier.
The computers were taken from a locked storage area.
After the theft, the district’s technology department activated the tracking software on the computers and notified the Brownwood Police Department, district officials said earlier.
The 10 Mac-Book Air Laptops were new and were not formatted for school use when they were stolen, police said.
In other recent 35th District Court cases, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office:
Thomas Whitmire, on probation for DWI, was revoked and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Whitmire pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Armando Salvador Garza Jr. pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Joseph Western Holt Jr. pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and two theft of firearm offenses and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail in each case.
Mary Garcia pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.
Mickey Ray Warren pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to nine months in state jail.